Dentist – Fixed Bridges
Our dental bridges are a popular and cost-efficient way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile!
Fixed Dental Bridge Services
Fixed bridges are fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth.
There are several types of bridges. You and our staff will discuss the best options for your particular case depending on cost of dental bridges you choose. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. This type of bridge consists to two crowns that go over two anchoring teeth (abutment teeth) and are attached to pontics (artificial teeth), filling the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
Dental bridges at Hidden Valley Smiles are highly durable and will last many years, however they may need replacement or need to be re-cemented due to normal wear.
Reasons for a fixed bridge?
- Fill space of missing teeth
- Maintain facial shape
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Restore your smile
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture to apermanent dental appliance
What does getting a fixed bridge involve?
Getting a fixed bridges usually requires two or more visits to our office. While the teeth are numb, the two anchoring teeth are prepared by removing a portion of enamel to allow for a crown. Next, a highly accurate impression (mold) is made which will be sent to a dental laboratory where the bridge will be fabricated. In addition, a temporary bridge will be made and worn for several weeks until your next appointment.
At the second visit, you permanent bridge will be carefully checked, adjusted, and cemented to achieve a proper fit. Occasionally your dentist may only temporarily cement the bridge, allowing your teeth and tissue time to get used to the new bridge. The new bridge will be permanently cemented at a later time.
You will receive care instructions at the conclusion of the procedure. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new permanent bridge.
To learn more about cost of dental bridges and other important information regarding fixed bridges, please contact us today!
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Bellevue, WA 98005
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